Have you ever wished you could just get a brand new smile? Replace your current teeth with new teeth that are longer, straighter, whiter, and more attractive? With porcelain veneers and Lumineers you can, and you don’t need completely new teeth. Porcelain veneers just replace the visible surfaces of your teeth to repair damage, color stains, and change the size, shape, or position of teeth. You can achieve the smile of your dreams or just regain the one of your youth.

To learn how porcelain veneers in Orlando can improve your smile, please call (407) 834-6446 at our cosmetic dentistry office, in Altamonte Springs today.

Blonde woman laying on the grass and smilingWhat Porcelain Veneers Can Fix

Porcelain veneers are one of the most powerful procedures in cosmetic dentistry. They can repair almost all of the common complaints people have about their smiles, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Small or poorly formed teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Gapped smile
  • Crooked teeth

And, even better, porcelain veneers can correct all these problems at the same time, and in less than a month, you can have an entirely new smile.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are not just powerful because they’re flexible: they’re also better than other treatment options in many cases. Chipped teeth, small teeth, or poorly formed teeth can also be corrected with dental bonding. But porcelain veneers give longer-lasting and more attractive results.

Discolored teeth can be corrected with teeth whitening, but teeth whitening is limited by the color of your tooth enamel, and can’t affect many of the worst kinds of discoloration. Porcelain veneers can correct all types of tooth discoloration, and the results can last for years rather than weeks or months.

A gapped smile and crooked teeth can be improved using orthodontics, but orthodontics can take a year or more to give results, but porcelain veneers can straighten your teeth in under a month, and you won’t have to wear a retainer!

Porcelain Veneers vs. Lumineers

What is the difference between porcelain veneers and Lumineers? Lumineers are porcelain veneers that can be applied without removing natural tooth material.

With traditional porcelain veneers, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed to make room for the veneer to fit over the tooth. But with Lumineers there’s no need to remove any of your tooth material. The veneer is just bonded directly to the front of your tooth. This has several benefits:

  • Shorter procedure
  • Less risk of discomfort during and after procedure
  • Less risk of sensitivity
  • Completely reversible procedure

These benefits make Lumineers an attractive alternative to traditional porcelain veneers, but they have limitations, such as:

  • May not be able to conceal deeply discolored teeth
  • May not be able to provide reshaping for some teeth
  • May not be able to provide straightening

During your consultation with a cosmetic dentist, you can discuss both types of veneers and decide which is the best option for you.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Michael L. Weinstock about porcelain veneers in the Orlando area, please email our office or call (407) 834-6446 in Altamonte Springs today.